The National Association of Air Duct Cleaners annual meeting and expo finished up at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Keynoter Richard Hadden, co-author of leadership books and global trainer, presented "Contented Cows Moove Faster," and Ron Kratz was this year's NADCA annual meeting chairman.
Many participants came to Las Vegas to attend sessions leading to industry certifications or continuing education credits. Some of the certifications in this industry include ASCS: Air System Cleaning Specialist; CVI: Certified HVAC Ventilation Inspector; VSMR: Ventilation Mold Remediators; and CVC: Certified Ventilation Consultant.
Those certified as HVAC Ventilation Inspectors have undergone training based on the Environmental Protection Agency's I-beam program which provides a structured method of doing inspections in compliance with the NADCA's standards and guidelines.
According to the National Association of Air Duct Cleaners site, there is a daily influx of consumer demand for answers on how to deal with mold.
During this meeting and expo the educational sessions included topics such as duct sealing, antimocrobial product applications, marketing and lead generation, labor pricing, and even what it takes to be a successful contractor.